I love the abundance of fresh, local apples this time of year. They're so versatile and its fun to come up with tasty ways to use them. Today's recipe is really simple as a healthy raw snack. Lucuma fruit powder adds a caramel flavour and natural sweetness to the apple dip. It's great with apple slices, on crackers, and even on its own by the spoonful!
Caramel Apple Cinnamon Dip 2 1/2 cups peeled, diced apples 3 tablespoons lucuma powder 2 tablespoons pecan butter 2 medjool dates 3/4 - 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean powder 2 tablespoons coconut creme Blend all but the coconut creme until smooth and creamy. Add the coconut creme and blend to incorporate. Add a few drops of stevia if you want more sweetness. Eat immediately or chill for a few hours first. Recipe by Chef Heather Pace, www.sweetlyraw.com